‘ Ted 2’ is slow out of the gate
Box office tracking estimates are off as ‘ Jurassic World,’ ‘ Inside Out’ finish 1- 2 over the weekend.
Despite rosy outlook, the comedy had to grin and bear it at the weekend box off ice.
Seth MacFarlane’s comedy “Ted 2” fell short of box off ice tracking expectations with a $ 32.9- million launch in theaters this past weekend, as “Jurassic World” and “Inside Out” continued a close race for No. 1.
Universal Pictures’ dinosaur adventure maintained its top spot for the third consecutive weekend, collecting an additional $ 54.2 million in the U. S. and Canada.
“Jurassic’s” worldwide total is $ 1.2 billion., and it has made $ 500 million domestically. The f ilm is now the f ifth- highest- grossing domestic release of all time, coming in behind the $ 534.8million for “The Dark Knight” in 2008.
“Frankly, it just continues to astound,” Nick Carpou, Universal’s head of domestic distribution, said. He attributed the popularity of the f ilm to its broad appeal, noting it has drawn in all age groups and genders.
Though “Ted 2,” another Universal Pictures release, opened at No. 3, its box office haul was far from the $ 54million total of “Ted” three years ago. However, Universal considers the comedy sequel’s opening a solid start considering it faced two tentpoles at the box office.
Like its predecessor, the comedy attracted largely male audiences. An estimated 51% of audiences were 25 and older and 59% were male. It earned a B- plus rating from CinemaScore and 47% positive rating from Rotten Tomatoes.
With no other R- rated comedies coming into the marketplace for the next few weeks, Universal expects the movie to find an audience.
“People going for the humor aren’t disappointed,” Carpou said. “We have some time for it to play out.”
The comedy collected $ 20.3 million in 26 territories including Germany, Russia, Australia and Taiwan. It will open in 38 more territories in the coming weeks.
Pixar’s critically acclaimed hit “Inside Out” trailed “Jurassic World” in second place with $ 52.1 million, a 42% drop from its opening last weekend.
The animated feature has made $ 184.9 million domestically. Overseas, the f ilm earned $ 81.5 million, bringing its worldwide total to $ 266.4 million.
“Max,” a new entry at the domestic box office, came in at No. 4 with $ 12.2 million. Director Boaz Yakin’s f ilm about a canine military veteran with post- traumatic stress disorder, earned a solid A grade on CinemaScore. “Magic Mike XXL” and “Terminator Genisys” enter the marketplace Wednesday.
THIRD- PLACE “Ted 2” got the stuff ing knocked out of it by the “Jurassic” gang, No. 1 for a third week.